Smartphone app educates about security elements on modern notes

Allows interactive experience with banknote, shows security features, replicates tactile sensations
By , Special to Coin World
Published : 05/21/18
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Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH of Munich has taken currency education to a new level with its G+D Currency App. The company explains that knowledge in the security of a currency is a requirement for it to be accepted by users, and that in the digital age, reading or hearing about new security elements is no longer enough.

It has introduced a Currency App for central banks that allows people to have an interactive experience with a banknote that not only shows security features, but also replicates tactile sensations such as intaglio printing, and by tilting the phone, enables one to see features such as color-shifting inks, watermarks, and see-through effects.


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The Central Bank of Swaziland is one of the app’s first providers. To see a demonstration, the Lilangeni App is available as a free download at either the App Store or Google Play.

 

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